|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Lexus IS 200t
|F Sport Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||6.5 sec||15.0 sec @ 94 mph||22/32/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|F Sport Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 89.9 mph||22/32/24.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
2016 Lexus IS 200t
|F Sport Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||8A||6.8 sec||15.3 sec @ 91 mph||22/32/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
About Lexus IS 200t
Lexus IS 200t is a small but competitive luxury sedan. This model has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is turbocharged and is capable of up to 33 miles per gallon (mpg) on a highway and generates 241 horsepower. It is also an equal to its European rivals with turbo-4s fuel-efficient engines. For the moment, rear-wheel drive (RWD) is the only model made available by Lexus.
This model is a standout in both quality and design. While not a sports car, it is considered one of the best small luxury sedans. It balances performance and comfort, which appeals to many of its users. The backseat is comfortable for adults with its spacious legroom.
It can be compared to the other models in its league, such as the BMW 3 Series, Acura TLX, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and S-Class. In terms of the cost, it is also in the same range as 2014 Lexus ES 350 Sedan, 2015 Lexus IS 250 Sedan, and 2015 Acura TLX Sedan.
What Powers the IS 200t?
The IS 200t has supercharged RWD with 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 241 hp, and torque of 258 pound-feet at 1,650–4,400. It also has an eight-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration testing showed that the IS 200t has car stats hitting 0-60 mph in around 6.8 seconds and quarter mile time of 15.3 seconds at 91 mph.
The IS 200t F Sport has a dual cam valvetrain, having four valves for each cylinder, as well as dual VVT-i or dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. It has a compression ratio of 10:1, and is Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II). It has 34.2 ft turning circle and 0.28 aerodynamic drag coefficient.
When it comes to steering, it has Electronic Power Steering (EPS), 2.8 turns, vehicle speed-sensing rack and pinion, and lock to lock. The IS 200t F Sport comes with standard 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels with 225/40R18 in front, and 255/35R18 in the rear.
Similar to the other models of Lexus IS (IS 300 and IS 350), the IS 200ft is equipped with 17-inch wheels, LED running lights (including foglights and taillights), xenon headlights, sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry and ignition, eight-way power front seats with driver power lumbar, manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. It also has 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, Nuluxe vinyl upholstery, audio and Bluetooth phone connectivity, console-mounted control dial for the 8-inch color display, Siri Eyes Free, voice command functionality, sound system with eight-speaker, HD radio, satellite radio, CD player, and dual USB ports.
The packages available may be different based on the country or region where the IS 200t is sold. Included in the Premium package are: rearview camera, ventilated and heated front seats, and LED lights. Included in the Premium Plus package are: a power-adjustable steering wheel, automatic wipers, and a blind-spot monitor, together with rear cross-traffic alert. Included in the Navigation package are: the navigation system, enhanced Bluetooth, smartphone-based Enform App Suite, rearview camera, and Mark Levinson audio system.
The more expensive packages are the Luxury package and the F Sport package. Included in the Luxury package are: the combined Premium and Premium Plus packages, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, heated steering wheel rim, driver memory functions, wood trim, and leather upholstery with contrast stitching. Lastly, included in the F Sport package are the following: LED headlights, front bumper without foglights, staggered-width 18-inch wheels, grille with full-mesh treatment, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brake pads, ventilated and heated front seats with improved bolstering, black headliner, special sport-oriented gauge cluster, and perforated leather trim.
Other features that may be added individually are the following: 18-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, power rear sunshade, and lane-departure warning system with automatic headlights.
The IS 200t has a beautifully crafted interior, emphasized by excellent craftsmanship and the use of first-class materials. Superior paddings cover the armrests, the dashboard, the steering wheel, as well as the sides of the center console. The front seats support the back most comfortably, while passengers at the back could sit with comfort due to the outboard seats and spacious legroom.
The standard safety features of IS 200t (similar to the other IS models) include antilock disc brakes with brake assist, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, rear-seat side airbags, and stability and traction control. Furthermore, it is equipped with Lexus Enform Safety Connect, which has automatic collision notification, emergency assist button, roadside assistance, and stolen-vehicle locator.
Available upgrades include front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-departure warning system with automatic headlights. Another important add-on is the adaptive cruise control. It uses radar to check traffic conditions that would prepare someone for an impending collision. The front seat belts tighten automatically and the brake power is increased.
To learn more about the Lexus IS 200t, visit the official Lexus website.
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